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Hendricks Co. coronavirus patient used IU Health app, over 200 patients screened since Saturday

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 14:10:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Over 200 Hoosiers have taken advantage of free virtual coronavirus screenings since Indiana University Health announced the program Saturday, including a patient in Hendricks County who tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

IU Health says the patient, who became the second confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Indiana, was screened on Saturday via the IU Health virtual clinic app. The hospital has not released any information on how many additional patients have been tested from those screenings or if any others have been confirmed.

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IU Health says their mobile care app will be staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses who can screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit a physician offices, urgent cares and emergency departments.

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Based on the results of the virtual screening, medical professionals can recommend and facilitiate the appropriate care or next steps that a patient will need to take.

To access the virtual clinic:

  • Download the free IU Health Virtual Visits app (Google Play or iTunes) or enroll on your computer.
  • Enroll by creating a free login and completing your personal profile.
  • Connect with the virtual hub, select “Coronavirus Screen” and find the appropriate pathway for care.

For more information about the virtual clinic visit iuhealth.org.

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